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jped1981 09-30-2012 07:40 AM

x runner vs civic si
Sup TW! I currently own a honda civic si 2012, and though it is an awesome ride, it doesn't leave me with the same enthusiastic driver experience my old rsx type s had. Needless to say ive had the car for 3500 miles and I feel bored. So one day I see an xrunner on the dealer lot, it is speedway blue, 2011 model with 10000 miles. After driving the truck I realivze that the civic is faster, albeit not by much but there was something more soulful with the xrunner. The v6 rumble and the way it drove reminded me of the old s10 of yesteryear. (One of my younger day dream cars). I stepped on the gas pedal and it seemed like the truck hard more personality. As I talk to the dealer, I realize that they want nearly 27k for it! Apparently. Just acouple hundred off the price of the 2013! I currently own a 4x4 reg cab 2.7 (my workhorse) so this civic or xrunner is my fun weekend car. I was able to bring them down to 24 k but even as reasonalble of a price that is, I'm not sure I want to spend that much more for a used car. For those of you that have driven similar vehicles, what is your opinions? Is the xrunner worth it? Or should I keep the civic? On a side note I just put a Doug Thorley exhaust and header on my 4x4! How cool is that? It rides a little faster but still no si or xrunner fast! Thanks a lot guys waiting foryour insight!

Steves104x4 09-30-2012 07:45 AM

If you can swing it I'd get the X; a new X.

isu2014 09-30-2012 07:47 AM

I agree the RSX is way more fun to drive than an SI. An X-runner is fun to drive because it's a quick truck but has a lot to be desired. If it was me and I had a lot of fun money to go with the truck I would supercharge it and upgrade suspension. Then it would be a blast.

PahalaTacoma 09-30-2012 07:48 AM

Im assuming you race once in a while. Road racing/autocross - Si. Drag racing - Xrunner.

whippersnapper02 09-30-2012 07:49 AM

I would keep the Civic. You feel bored now but you will be even more bored with the X after a few months. Besides, the Toyota 6 speed is trash.

Really though it is up to you. I say no. Not for speed and not for handling.

boopie 09-30-2012 07:51 AM

That would leave you with 2 trucks??? You plan on trading in the 4x4??

jped1981 09-30-2012 08:27 AM

Thanks guys for the input! Boopie, yes it sounds weird but in the end it would mean I would have 2 trucks. Steve I definitely like the new x, but that thing will be way over my fun car budget. Supercharging and all that jazz would be fun, but that would get really pricey really fast! Lol! Whippersnapper, seems like you are not a fan of the "sporty truck" too much. Seems like you got bored with one. What happened did you move on to something else? Pahalatacoma and isu ive read somewhere that the xrunner can hold as many g's in the turns as a 350z:eek: I would love to see how my civic would do against it around the track lol! If that is true that the x can do that it should theoretically spank my civic:eek: I'm still on the fence...by the way the x is speedway blue, I'm partial to black....have anyone else driven both types of vehicles?

diesel30 09-30-2012 08:52 AM

If you're bored with the si then trade it in on a pre-owned s2000. It will obviously blow the doors off of either the si or x runner in any line. strait or especially a curvy one. not to mention you can pick up a few year old one in the teens. I'm sure you won't get too bored with that thing spinning to 8 grand.:D

whippersnapper02 09-30-2012 08:57 AM

Sport and truck don't work in the same sentence. You are trying to get a heavy brick to be sporty and it just isn't going to work without a money tree.

cintocrunch 09-30-2012 09:59 AM

The issue is you got the wrong Si...go drive a 2010 or 2011 Si and you will get the personality you want...8200 RPM redline with VTEC on both intake and exhaust cams kicking in a 5800 RPM gives a good kick...the new Si's are for the masses with lower redline, VTEC on intake only that is barely noticeable and focus more on low end torque then high end power and feel...yes the 2012 Si has more power but the 2011 felt faster and more emotional to me...The only reason I got rid of mine is because I am just too big for the car and my back would kill my back on my daily commute...

austinramsay 09-30-2012 10:51 AM

Id say keep the si and use a little cash to do some nice mods to it. I love the 2012 civics and i think they look better than the x. Or someone else said get an s2000, which would be a very good option if you didnt mind a smaller car. Ive driven one and fell in love with it but they cost too much for me to afford one. Youd also be losing a little mpg going to an x. Dont get me wrong the xrunner is a sweet truck and id love one too.

tostidos 09-30-2012 10:55 AM

sounds like you need a liter bike.

whippersnapper02 09-30-2012 11:04 AM


Originally Posted by tostidos (Post 5764720)
sounds like you need a liter bike.



AZHornet 09-30-2012 11:10 AM

I just got an RSX myself
2006 Type S..first Acura (Honda)...all I can say is wow!..the feel of that VTEC kicking in at 6400 RPM..the handling..engine noise..:D

Im like you that I am lucky to have my truck as my daily so this is a weekend only car...if you are looking for something different, have you thought about the BRZ/FRS? I believe they are mid 20K's and RWD to boot...

cintocrunch 09-30-2012 12:31 PM


Originally Posted by AZHornet (Post 5764754)
2006 Type S..first Acura (Honda)...all I can say is wow!..the feel of that VTEC kicking in at 6400 RPM..the handling..engine noise..:D

Im like you that I am lucky to have my truck as my daily so this is a weekend only car...if you are looking for something different, have you thought about the BRZ/FRS? I believe they are mid 20K's and RWD to boot...

I think the BRZ and clones need to be low 20's for me to be interested...you can get more power and AWD from a WRX for the same price, or more power and more style with the same attainable performance from a V6 Mustang or Camaro, more power and better performance out of a Genesis Coupe 2.0T...I'm not a fan...

jped1981 09-30-2012 12:34 PM

Thanks for all the replies on this thread! The bike would be pretty awesome! It would be great to blow the doors off of everyone, but I guess there's no need to go that fast anymore. I like the idea of the x being quick but not a ferarri. I like the civic comfort and spirited ride. More input from tw.members is appreciated keep it coming fellas thanks!

austinramsay 09-30-2012 02:17 PM

How are you getting bored when you have this??? I could do this all day if i had one haha. Just mod it and make it look nice! Maybe some suspension upgrades, new rims, exhaust? :)



jped1981 09-30-2012 04:04 PM

Thanks again for all your opinions and the bike comment was hilarious! I do feel that this si is just not the same as the si and type r of yesteryear. I will definitely consider that s2000 idea. I remember a day when Honda use to tote horsepower per liter and build these incredible four bangers that were bulletproof, high revving and amazing. This current si is nice but just doesn't have that same dramatic effect as the older ones. I do enjoy the torque and power throughout the rev band, but it doesn't have the wow factor that they use to have. Some good points of my current civic is the aesthetics, it has all kinds of cool displays and the Bluetooth stuff. I love it in black, and the transmission shifts like butter! It is comfortable in case I do have additional passengers (vs xrunner). It is a sporty coupe and can give a spirited ride. On the other hand it seems like you guys are saying the x is not too fun either...I know the x runner has additional bracing and suspension modifications what do you guys think? What do you guys think about driving feel xrunner vs other sporty trucks? What are your impressions on your xrunners? Thanks!

Project.paradigm 09-30-2012 04:22 PM

Personally i love the xrunner but i can't justify having 2 trucks. (at least not yet.) If i were in your shoes i'd be looking at the FRS. Rear wheel drive, light weight, cheaper than the Xrunner, lot's of aftermarket support and more to come. The Xrunner's do handle pretty good and some guys do autocross them, but they won't compare to the FRS. My opinion.

allmotorrex 09-30-2012 04:44 PM

OP it sounds to me like u want the x-runner. Everything someone saids either positive or negative about the x u just down play the civic and talk up the x. Just get it dude. Ur bored with the civic, u obviously like the x. Sounds like a pretty easy decision to me.

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